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Is DL Starting A Meal Service?  
User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5700 times:

I was watching tv this morning. Newsstation in Indianapolis said that Delta Airlines will start hot meal service and that it will cost about $10 dollar. I was think to myself that I have not hear anyting about it. I think that the newstation has to be mistakes on that infomation. So any information about about this is appreciate.

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User currently offlineOOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1464 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5639 times:

There is a very strong possibility that we are going to bring food for purchase back. Thats what it was probably referring to. I dont know about hot meals as some aircrafts have had ovens taken out.

User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5620 times:

They said hot meal for purchase for $10 dollars. So how it is possible if DL already pulled some of ovens out of aircrafts? Another possible is that meal is already hot before they are loading on aircraft?

User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5611 times:

Quoting Boeing743 (Reply 2):
So how it is possible if DL already pulled some of ovens out of aircrafts?

As I was sitting here pondering that question, I came upon a sudden enlightenment - maybe Delta will put the ovens back onto the aircrafts.



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User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5582 times:

LOL, that may be true but I did check their site and not see any news about it on their homepage. So it may not be released by airlines yet..

User currently offlineDLOnur From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5472 times:

It's going to happen sooner rather than later from what Whitehurst said in his internal "chat" recently.....no specifics, but definitely going to happen.


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5392 times:

...one would hope.
Come on, Delta, you can do it! Make us happy! Your employees are capable of it, you've got the tiny window of a chance, now go for it!


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5349 times:

Question: How many people are willing to shell out $10 for an inflight meal?

Even with the high prices at airports for their food, I can still get a LOT more to eat for $10 than any meal an airline would provide.

Not to mention, considering how many flights are delayed nowadays, is there any guarantee of the quality?

The Buy-On-Board program, like military MRE's, is the best bet.



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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11416 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5336 times:
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Well, i use to fly LGA-ATL on F and for my surprise last week they served a hot meal for the very first time in 8 trips.
It's a matter of flight time (6 PM departure flight) or even an improvement ?

Felipe



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User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5276 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Question: How many people are willing to shell out $10 for an inflight meal?

I would definitely throw down $10 for a hot meal instead of a brand name package of processed cancer inducer with a shelf life of several decades.



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User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1345 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Question: How many people are willing to shell out $10 for an inflight meal?

I would. I take into consideration the convenience factor of not having to bring food onboard & taking extra time to eat prior to departure of flight. I'm talking a real meal also, not a box full of junk-food.


User currently offlineLACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5215 times:
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[quote=PanAm747,reply=7]Question: How many people are willing to shell out $10 for an inflight meal?

Even with the high prices at airports for their food, I can still get a LOT more to eat for $10 than any meal an airline would provide.

Not to mention, considering how many flights are delayed nowadays, is there any guarantee of the quality?

The Buy-On-Board program, like military MRE's, is the best bet.
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I think it's great if DL does this as they have talked a lot about bringing back full catering since emerging from BK. I was under the impression from what I had read it was going to be complimentary like they currently offer to HNL/OGG/ANC etc..

If they do charge $10 for a full hot meal, chances are I bet they do a great job with it and serve hot meals and accompiments people will actually like since they will put more money into their catering like they did with their great, high quality BOB products they offered on Song.

LACA773

[Edited 2007-07-16 08:10:37]

User currently offlineTWA1985 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

Hey, whatever happened to Delta's little plan to bring back complimentary meals back in coach- at least on longer domestic flights? That sounds a whole lot better to me, and to think I actually thought it would happen.

TWA1985


User currently offlineDavidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4995 times:

You have to consider that food onboard is also a form of entertainment as well as nutrition. It gives pax something to do for 20 - 30 minutes...sounds strange but as a former F/A believe me...

The best scenario would be if DL finally got the model right....sell meals for $10 to those customers flying on the cheapest fares and give the meals to their premium and platinum fliers.

Nice job Delta...glad to see you retaking your lead in the airline service world.


User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4986 times:

The only planes that have the ovens removed are the MD88 fleet in coach. Even those still have one in first. All the rest of our fleet still has them. So, hot meals in coach for longer stage length flights is a possiblity.

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4986 times:

Quoting TWA1985 (Reply 12):
Hey, whatever happened to Delta's little plan to bring back complimentary meals back in coach- at least on longer domestic flights?

That's what I thought as well. I recall reading that they were bringing back complimentary hot meals on flights over over 1,750 miles (or, roughly 3.5 hours).

LH423



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4762 times:

Quoting LH423 (Reply 15):
That's what I thought as well. I recall reading that they were bringing back complimentary hot meals on flights over over 1,750 miles (or, roughly 3.5 hours).

This would be good on the 752 or 738 trans-con flights they have from SLC amongst other hubs. The short flights from Florida to ATL I think the snack works just great, but ATL-SLC is a good long 4 hour haul. SLC-JFK, BOS, DCA, BWI etc... are all domestic flights that could use this complimentary service. Did DL remove all the ovens like AA did on their remaining MD aircraft? (MD-88, MD-90)



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User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 7):
Question: How many people are willing to shell out $10 for an inflight meal?

A whole lot of people. I fly for an airline with BOB, and most people buy something. I, personally would rather have BOB, than be served what some airlines constitute as food!


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4689 times:

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 8):
Well, i use to fly LGA-ATL on F and for my surprise last week they served a hot meal for the very first time in 8 trips.
It's a matter of flight time (6 PM departure flight) or even an improvement ?

That is definitely something new, as according to Delta.com, the flight has to be over 3 and a half hours (1550 miles or more) in length for meal service up front.

Economy gets meal service only on certain flights to/from Alaska and Hawaii (depends on flight times) and international flights of more than 5 hours.


I would venture to guess that meal service in economy when it returns will definitely be B.O.B., but I would guess that the length of the flight would determine whether the meal will be a hot meal or something like a sandwich. Something like ATL-LAS or JFK-LAX would offer hot meals for sale, but something like CVG-DFW or JFK-MCO would offer something cold.

At least we can hope it won't be like those infamous SkyDeli sack meals they used to have. Nothing like a cold and hard turkey sandwich........


User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4875 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4669 times:
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Quoting Srbmod (Reply 18):
Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 8):
Well, i use to fly LGA-ATL on F and for my surprise last week they served a hot meal for the very first time in 8 trips.
It's a matter of flight time (6 PM departure flight) or even an improvement ?

That is definitely something new, as according to Delta.com, the flight has to be over 3 and a half hours (1550 miles or more) in length for meal service up front.

DL breaks the 1550 miles or more rule on four particular routes: JFK-ATL, LGA-ATL, BOS-ATL, and BOS-CVG and actually serves a light meal in F. This can sometimes be a sandwich wrap or a hot pizza.


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Jerry Grienstein said so in the May issue of the SKY Magazine that they will reintroduce the BOB program.

enjoy: DALelite



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

I've always gotten food on my several BOS-ATL flights in F - great in the morning especially, as the breakfast isn't bad; cereal, croissant, yogurt and a fruit plate. Saves me 15 minutes in the morning as I don't bother eating at home or grabbing something at Dunkin's - I'll just have the breakfast on the plane.

They definitely don't serve the standard chicken on this route though (though the standard first class meal has grown on me) - I've always gotten a wrap on BOS-ATL (haven't seen the pizza yet).


User currently offlineOOer From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1464 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 14):
The only planes that have the ovens removed are the MD88 fleet in coach.

Actually I was referring to the 75X.


User currently offlineMCOAviationFan From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

My understanding is that DL will be starting a BOB service this fall beginning in September on transcon flights from JFK. This program will be gradually expanded over the course of the fall/winter/spring to include all flights over approx. 1000 miles. Longer flights should have some perishable foods and shorter flights will have non-perishables, although not sure of the mileage specifics.


Quoting Panamair (Reply 19):
DL breaks the 1550 miles or more rule on four particular routes: JFK-ATL, LGA-ATL, BOS-ATL, and BOS-CVG and actually serves a light meal in F. This can sometimes be a sandwich wrap or a hot pizza.

As Panamair notes, DL does serve meals in F on these routes which are classified as high yield business routes.


User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4295 times:

It would be nice if more of airlines start food for purchase rather than snackbox. When I flew on NW & WN, they offered snackbox and I was not that satisfy for long trip between IND-LAS-IND. Then on US from IND-PHX, we had choice of snackbox and breakfast sandwich consider sausage, egg, cheese and pancake biscuit. My friend had it and it is so huge and very good and I had snackbox because I has upset stomach that morning. I think that many people would prefer real good meal on long route and nice good cold meal on short route. The reason of good fresh meal is that passengers can enjoy real meal rather than rush to get food from food court then get to gate if they have short connections.

25 Jr : If the quality of the food is good, I would definitely buy. I recently flew on midwest, and tried their $10 meal, and while 10 bucks was not cheap, t
26 N1120A : How are you we at OO, WN and DL?
27 Captaink : That is not too far fetched. Years ago, when I travelled between the Caribbean and New York, I used to plan what I will do during the flight as for m
28 LACA773 : I still remember the days when DL was serving steak on dinner flights and it was actually pretty good considering it's not easy to re-warm steak and d
29 ATLflyer : I hope they have Buy-On-Board for shorter flights (if you want something in addition to their complimentary snack choices) and complimentary full meal
30 Micstatic : The need to match American with the same day $25 itin change at 12 hours (instead of 3) before worrying about meals. Just my two cents.
31 Post contains links Evan767 : Here is one of a few articles that states Delta will bring back complimentary meal service: http://members.forbes.com/forbes/2007/0521/044.html "Grins
32 OOer : Well I started out with OO in 2004, then went to WN in 2006, now I am at DL in 2007...haha
33 Highflier92660 : Exactly. This concept is a carry-over from the pay-per-item "healthy choice" menu on-board the Song Boeing 757's. Don't expect any competition with M
34 MaverickM11 : That's it in F? CO serves that for free in Y on even shorter routes.
35 EXAAUADL : I thought DL was going to start offering free meals in coach for flights over 1500 miles......FOP really didnt work well with DL...I'd prefer the free
36 Davidlc3 : It's a valid point but for years the airlines have been screaming that they have no way to provide different levels of service within the same cabin
37 LACA773 : Has DL mentioned anything about upgrading/changing their domestic F catering? I know a while back it had been mentioned but nothing as of late. LACA77
38 MCOAviationFan : If I remember correctly, DL will be using real glasses and cutlery in F class beginning in the fall. With the addition of BOB also in the fall, F cla
39 ATLflyer : Forbes is a pretty reliable source. I sure hope to see this...a flight to the west coast would come with PTVs, complimentary meals and alcoholic beve
40 Davidlc3 : Found out today that they are definitely adding a "high quality" BOB back on board. Sounds akin to some things they did on Song... Good for Delta.
41 DTWAGENT : From what I understand anything over 3.5 hours and/or 1600 miles they are saying that HOT meals will be free to first and business classes. And on som
42 DLOnur : I just saw a position opening on the internal DL job bid site and there is one (posted yesterday, IIRC) for "Manager: In-Flight Food for Purchase Prog
43 Srbmod : A quick look on the Delta Flight Schedules program I have on my computer shows that those flughts That's good to know, as I've got a flight planned on
44 PlanenutzTB : That's $10 more then the hot meal service on Continental.
45 Post contains images JRDC930 : For ten bucks i could get a good meal at any ground restaurant... i ll stick with bringing my own food... i pay 400 plus for some flights and im asked
46 LACA773 : Now with VX starting service on the 8th of August, what are your thoughts about DL stepping up the introduction of the complimentary meals on domestic
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